Prepare to Be Disillusioned by the Game of Thrones S4 VFX Reel

We all know that Game of Thrones isn’t REALLY filming in Westeros (I just found this out), but you may not realize the massive amount of VFX work that goes into the show that you never even notice. Obviously some things like dragons are fake (also just learned this), but half the backdrops of every scene you see are greenscreen. Fortunately the tech has evolved to the point where you can’t even tell.

You can see what I’m talking about in the VFX reel from season four above, and I will just assume that something, somewhere in there is a spoiler, so beware.

  • Jake T

    Some of the best VFX artists in the business. There are so few shots you can look at and pick out as CGI.

    • Lucas Tetrault

      I concur – it goes to show how you can take a budget and stretch every single dollar out of it in order to make the production as good if not better than a lot of movies out there.

  • David R

    Great, great stuff — per usual from these people. High budget for television, low budget compared to most movies (which are themselves about a fifth the length of one of these seasons). Just amazing what intentionality and storytelling can do for the look of your project.